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Storm sweeps through pulling down trees, power lines

Storm sweeps through pulling down trees, power lines

Storm sweeps through pulling down trees, power lines

Southampton County Sheriff Jack Stutts said as of this morning there are no reports of any accidents or injuries caused by the thunderstorm that came ... Read more

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‘We need certainty’

C.W. Griffin, a former Wakefield mayor, took his chance to grill VDOT officials over the Route 460 project and ran with it Monday night. Read more  | 3 comments

  1. Arraignment set for former IW edu. association leader  | 1 comment
  2. Children charmed by bats  | 1 comment
  3. Girl raises $501 to help children with cancer  | 1 comment

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Chandler rehired as S.P. Morton principal

On Monday, Franklin High School Vice Principal Jason Chandler will return to S.P. Morton Elementary School, and this time, he’s there to stay. Read more  | 9 comments

Concert to help Boykins family

The Hungry Rooster on Main Street in Boykins is hosting a concert this Saturday, and the profits will be dedicated to helping an employee and ... Read more

Lunch to cost an extra dime in Southampton public schools

Lunches in Southampton County public school will cost an extra 10 cents because of a federal mandate, which the Southampton County Public School Board was ... Read more

VDOT suggests 460 schedule

Of the five Route 460 design alternatives under scrutiny, none has emerged as a clear leader, a VDOT environmental project manager says. Read more  | 2 comments

SOCO, IOW, Franklin students’ projects take to the sky

SOCO, IOW, Franklin students’ projects take to the sky

Mixing gum, paint, string, glue, cardboard, plastic, paper, and oh, gunpowder may not normally be advised, but on Thursday the children who did just that ... Read more

  1. Edna King renamed as school board chair  | 8 comments
  2. Kitten’s bite pains cat lover in more ways than one
  3. Franklin, Southampton approve utility study firms  | 3 comments
  4. Windsor man killed in car crash
  5. Mayor remarks on successful term, while resident is angry about power bill  | 5 comments
  6. Anglers cast out lures on Nottoway, bring back $700 for Area 29
  7. Gospel concert will also benefit scholarship
  8. Clinic receives donation from agricultural company
  9. Sheriff’s Office captures Southampton Meadows burglary suspect  | 6 comments
  10. Sheriff’s Office seeking information on burglary  | 6 comments
  11. Newsoms celebrates Fourth of July
  12. Companies work quickly to restore power
  13. Franklin students impact ‘Ocean Soup’  | 2 comments
  14. GFWC Sedley Woman’s Club thank veterans
  15. IWCS makes more staff changes
  16. Deerfield getting new health care provider
  17. Biker hurt in 58W accident
  18. Buckhorn Quarter families ride out straight-line winds
  19. Storm hits Capron; no one hurt  | 1 comment
  20. Country musician set to rock PDCCC
  21. Angling for Area 29 athletes  | 1 comment
  22. Thunderstorm brings down trees, power (UPDATE)
  23. SOCO sheriff’s office recovers 691 pieces of stolen property  | 4 comments
  24. Rt. 58 accident victim released from hospital
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  • Sports

    Area 29 encourages volunteers, athletes to join

    Area 29 encourages volunteers, athletes to join

    Area 29 Special Olympics is important to a lot of people for many reasons. While ultimately children and adults with intellectual disabilities do compete for ... Read more

    1. Future cheerleaders, football players enjoy youth camp
    2. Southampton Storm Fastpitch to begin 5th season
    3. Matching up with state’s best  | 1 comment

    Outdoors

    Riverkeeper report: Leaving limb lines could lose you fish, gain a ticket

    Riverkeeper report: Leaving limb lines could lose you fish, gain a ticket

    Spirit of Moonpie and I spent the 17-19 on the Nottoway below Hercules. The water was clear, normal and 82 degrees. Air temps ranged from ... Read more

    Business

    LOVE is coming back to town

    The Virginia Tourism Corporation will bring an oversized LOVE artwork to the Franklin-Southampton County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 13, as part of a state and ... Read more

    1. Feridies in deal to be featured in overseas catalog
    2. Local Social Media guru schools IOW chamber business owners

    Agribusiness

    4-H camp is a success!

    The sound of splashing water. The smell of a campfire. The sight of kids learning and laughing. All of these filled the Airfield 4-H Center ... Read more

    1. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaims National Farmers Market Week
    2. Virginia’s wheat yield up from June

    Our View

    VEC decision a bad call

    Government agencies have a responsibility they’re notoriously inept at fulfilling: spending taxpayer dollars wisely. So it’s a breath of fresh air when leaders of those ... Read more

    Columns

    A matter of perspective

    It was a structure built specifically to protect one from the elements and provide comfort for ... Read more

    Letters to the Editor

    School board members need to leave their agenda at door

    Re: “Chandler Rehired as S.P. Morton Principal:” Framed and on the wall in an elementary school where I once taught, were these profound words: “THINK ... Read more

    Lifestyles

    Denson-Dauses

    FRANKLIN—Emma and Roy Denson of Franklin are thrilled to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Tina Marie Denson, to Michael Joseph Dauses of Newport ... Read more

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